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Transcode Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM to iMovie for Editing

Transcode Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM to iMovie for Editing

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By taking advantage of the latest HD technology, Sony PXW-X70 camcorder has owned a lot of fans. No matter for amateurish lovers or professional photographers, with the high definition and delicate image, it is loved by all of us. However, some problems have showed with Sony PXW-X70 output MXF files like below.


“As a biologist who put all his efforts into reptile and always work outside, I need to detailedly record the daily life of these little guys with my Sony PXW-X70 camcorder. But as I can’t put my output MXF files into iMovie for further editing, there is a waste of time when I do some research. Does iMovie support MXF videos? Is that the cause?”

For many popular editing tools or media players, due to the limitation of MXF container format, it is not friendly to work well with them together. For some main common formats like MOV, AVI, MPG, WMV, MP4. After tried other plug-ins, Sony MXF converter may be the best choice for you. Here Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. It does a good job in converting Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM MXF to iMovie most compatible format Apple InterMediate Codec MOV with least quality loss. Plus, it supports encoding camera shootings in different formats (MTS/M2TS, MP4, MXF, XAVC, etc.) to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro to meet your different needs.


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How to import Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM to iMovie for editing?

Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your source files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “iMovie and Final Cut Express”. Choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as best output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is done, you can take a preview by hitting “Play” button. If you are satisfied with the final result, you can click “Convert” button to finish the conversion work.

Conclusion: When the conversion is done, you can click “Open” to get your generated files. Now, you can edit Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM in iMovie without any hassles.

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